U.S. cities will report greenhouse-gas emissions
Twenty-one U.S. cities have agreed to measure and report greenhouse-gas emissions in partnership with Local Governments for Sustainability and the influential London-based Carbon Disclosure Project. “Over 70 percent of total global emissions are generated from cities, and if you don’t measure these emissions, you cannot manage them,” explains CDP CEO Paul Dickinson. Cities signed on to the effort include Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York City, St. Paul, and West Palm Beach, and at least nine more are expected to join. Dickinson is optimistic that the effort will lead to “the beginnings of a fundamental restructuring of how cities consume energy.” The first results will be published in January.